Connecting B.C. to the rest of the world, reigniting Canada’s auto manufacturing sector and other news

Connecting B.C. to the rest of the world, reigniting Canada’s auto manufacturing sector and other news

Thousands are still without power in British Columbia following a powerful “atmospheric river” last week that dumped huge amounts of rain, causing widespread flooding, mudslides and rock slides. But for many residents in remote areas in B.C. and elsewhere, access to essential connectivity has always been a major issue. The problem is especially pressing in First Nation communities. While Canada has made significant progress on its goal of providing all households with access to broadband speeds of 50 Mbps (download) and 10 Mbps (upload) by 2030 (a level of service nearly every urban household has), 65 per cent of households on First Nations reserves and almost every household in the territories are still without access. Households in B.C. that do not have access to broadband are primarily on the outskirts …
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